Kadriorg Palace

Kadriorg Palace was founded by Russian Tsar Peter I in 1718. The palace was named Kadriorg (Katharinenthal in German) in honour of his wife Catherine I. The palace designed by Italian architect Nicola Michetti with its magnificent main hall is one of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Estonia and in Northern Europe as a whole. The lovely Roman Baroque palace is surrounded by a garden of fountains, hedges, and flowerbeds, modelled on Versailles.

Good to know: the Palace houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, which exhibits the Estonian Art Museum’s collection of foreign art – Western European and Russian art from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Kadriorg Palace was founded by Russian Tsar Peter I in 1718. The palace was named Kadriorg (Katharinenthal in German) in honour of his wife Catherine I. The palace designed by Italian architect Nicola Michetti with its magnificent main hall is one

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  • Tallinn, Kadriorg Palace

    Another great European styled palace with fantastic gardens surrounding it. Well worth a visit to admire how the wealthy lived in the past.

  • Russia in Estonia

    We took the tram (line 3; cheap tickets available via an app) out to Kadriorg park and wandered for more or less a day. Took in this small but fantastically restored palace. Lots of art and history...

  • A little piece of classical Russia in Estonia

    If you'd like to see a little piece of Tsarist Russian and don't want to battle the perpetual crowds in St Petersburg (yet), then the Kadriorg Palace is a good place to start. While it doesn't...


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